In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, all week we have been featuring green ideas and environmentally friendly Santa Barbara resources. Today I simply want to bring you a little nature inspiration – Santa Barbara Style. A moment to ponder a few little gifts from the sea and how they inspire us: A shard of glass discarded, taken by the ocean, tumbled over miles, and returned to us transformed on the shore of Butterfly Beach; The soft, peachy glow of a perfect pearl; The graceful, delicate, and infinitely variable curves of seashells – all with innate beauty and offering a gift, by the sea, from the earth, for your inspiration . . .
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Last month brought the world even more amazing Santa Barbara Wedding Style via Style Me Pretty, OnceWed, and the ever-fabulous Wedding Chicks – Congratulations to all of these outstanding Santa Barbara event professionals on their beautiful features!
January 18 on Style Me Pretty
January 25 on Wedding Chicks
January 26 on Wedding Chicks
Joel Serrato Films, Jill La Fleur
Click HERE to go to Wedding Chicks to see the Film!
January 26 on OnceWed
Table and Floral Design: Nico Cervantes, Nico Designs
Photography: Halberg Photographers
Just in case you missed these recent October features on the top National Wedding Blogs - we thought we would recap it for you . . . get ready for some seriously fabulous Santa Barbara wedding style!
The month started out with a Rustic Glam Barn Wedding on Style Me Pretty by XOXO Bride and florals by Nico Designs. Also from our treasure trove of Santa Barbara resources was lighting by Ambient Event Design, Catering by SBB Gourmet Catering and Rentals by Town & Country Event Rentals. In fact SMP thought it was so amazing that they had to split it up into two features.
Two Santa Barbara landmarks – the stunning Santa Barbara Courthouse and the Historic Granada Theater all in one gorgeous wedding coordinated by Joy de Vivre with beautiful florals by Florette Designs. Ian Grant Photography captured it all for this charming feature on Style Me Pretty.
See the entire Style Me Pretty post and all the lovely details HERE!
Sometimes words fail me and these images by Jose Villa just speak for themselves. Actually a few words do to come to me . . . breathtaking, achingly beautiful, dreamlike . . . yes, this was one of those SMP Part 1 & Part 2 features that leaves you wanting a Part 3, Part 4 . . . well you get the picture.
Please take a moment to see every last bit of both of these features on Style Me Pretty, you will never look at a field of lavender the same way.
The infinitely creative Nico Cervantes of Nico Designs is at it again! If he’s not busy designing a full schedule of spectacular events, in his down time you’ll like find him dreaming up new designs to inspire and delight brides everywhere. This pink, garden fantasy is just what the girly-girl ordered, with beautiful photos by Jessica Lewis Photography on one of my very favorite blogs . . . The Wedding Chicks.
See the entire Wedding Chicks post HERE.
Maxwell Overlook: Santa Barbara City College
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
A few weeks ago, I posted about Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)’s ceremony site, Bagish Overlook. Now I’d like to introduce you to the other hidden gem on campus, Winslow Maxwell Overlook.
This site is located on the East Campus at the far east corner, therefore it provides panoramic views stretching from the edge of the city to the mountains down to the pier and harbor. It is a more private location and holds a maximum of two hundred guests.
The area consists of a large grass circle in the center bordered by beautiful stone pilars. Surrounding this inner circle is more stone patio area with two entrance pathways. This patio area provides ample space for chairs, fitting approximately 150 to 200 guests depending on design.
This is a Ceremony Only Venue
Pricing: Please contact City College for current rates
Capacity: Approximately up to 200
Requirements: A rental fee, refundable security deposit and insurance is required upon confirmation
What is Provided: Included in the rental fee is a site coordinator present before the ceremony to establish parking and restroom designation signs for your guests, monitor the area for pedestrians or any conflicting noises and to locate the electric outlets on site for music. You must bring your own chairs.
Alcohol Policy: Alcohol is NOT permitted. Bottled water is allowed.
Additional Information: email@example.com
Floral – Nico Designs – www.nicosb.com
Photos – Fotocielo (Kiel) www.fotocielo.com